The Israeli cabinet recently okayed a new set of restrictions in the wake of a massive resurgence in cases across the nation. The new set of rules are to commence in phases on August 16 and August 18.

From the coming Monday, the Green Pass system, which limits entry to venues to those who are vaccinated, recovered, or with valid negative tests, will be applied to nearly all locations, excluding commerce. These include swimming pools, gyms, academic institutions, sporting, and cultural events, conferences and exhibitions, museums, libraries, restaurants, and hotels.

Source: Times of Israel (Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

As it stands, children under the age of 12 who are not currently eligible to vaccinate will be able to take rapid tests for free. Anyone unvaccinated over the age 12 will need to pay for their tests.

On August 16, Purple Badge requirements will take effect, limiting stores to one customer per seven square meters. Participants at mass events will be capped at 1,000 people in closed spaces and 5,000 in open spaces. For private events Green Pass limitations are not required, only 50 people will be allowed inside and 100 people will be allowed outside.

 

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